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CLOTHES STINK LIKE MILDEW

WE HAVE CLEANED OUT THE TUB NUMEROUS AMOUNTS OF TIMES WITH BLEACH AND FRONT LOAD WASHER CLEANERS AND OUR CLOTHES STILL STINK. CAN ANYONE TELL US IF THERE IS A DRAIN ON THIS MACHINE THAT WE ARE MISSING OR WHAT DID THEY DO TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM

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Plug off the mains. You have to look for screws below the front kick-panel, you can raise the machine a bit to gain access to the screws, the panel comes down & out. You may find a drain hose here, on left, drain off the excess water. The pump is on the right side. Be prepared for dirty water. Inside the big flexible tube (coming from the tub bottom) is the filter, be prepared to find all sorts of junk here, clean out. You can pass it into a large plastic bag. Examine your pump also, clean out the impeller. Carefully refit all. Your machine would be fine. Don’t wait for the machine to jam to look into your filter.

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Posted on Jun 09, 2010

  • prem mathew Jun 10, 2010

    You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits

    of soap and other such things can be
    stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works
    great on
    all front loaders. Use very hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes
    and
    run the machine through a cycle. Also
    helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump
    lately. Put the Affresh pellet inside the
    machine, not in the soap dispenser.


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I also have had that trouble and was told by repair man to use alot less soap and set machine for extra rinse.COLD water. Another thing that helps is a small amount of vinegar in bleach dispenser. Hope this helps.

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